Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak's Ahmed the Philosopher: Thirty-Four Short Plays for Children PDF

By Alain Badiou,Joseph Litvak

English-speaking readers will be stunned to profit that Alain Badiou writes fiction and performs with his philosophical works and they are only as very important to figuring out his better highbrow venture. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou's so much interesting and obtainable play, translated into English right here for the 1st time, readers are brought to Badiou's philosophy via a theatrical journey de strength that has met with a lot luck in France.

Ahmed the Philosopher offers its comedian hero, the "treacherous servant" Ahmed, as a seductively trenchant thinker at the same time it casts philosophy itself as a comic book functionality. The comedy unfolds as a sequence of classes, with every one "short play" or cartoon illuminating a distinct Badiousian notion. but Ahmed does greater than illustrate philosophical abstractions; he embodies and vivifies the theatrical and performative features of philosophy, mobilizing a comic book power that exposes the vacancy and pomp of the realm. via his instance, the viewers is moved to a dwelling engagement with philosophy, getting to know in it the ability to damage during the limits of daily life.

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